How Long Do I Have To Go To An Addiction Detox Center?

You’re not sure exactly when it happened, but at some point your drug use changed from something recreational and it turned into an addiction. It’s a problem that is too much to handle alone. Walking away isn’t an option. The source of your addiction keeps reeling you back in, temptation, negative influences, and the overwhelming cravings are too much to resist. It’s time to get help. Before the true work of addiction recovery can begin, you need to begin with phase one. Detox is the first step in breaking free from substance abuse. Your question is how long is it going to last?

An Addiction Detox Center is Needed in Anticipation of Witdrawal

An addiction detox center provides those who are suffering from substance abuse with a safe environment where they can receive care and medical supervision when first cut off from the source of their addiction. There is no access to drugs or alcohol. During this initial stage of treatment, withdrawal will set in, causing anxiety, intense cravings for alcohol or the drug of choice, and physical symptoms that make a person feel ill. The first signs of withdrawal vary. For alcohol addiction, withdrawal can begin within eight hours of the last drink. Heroin withdrawal may begin within twelve hours. Prescription pain medication withdrawal can hit in as early as eight hours. Cocaine withdrawal can strike within the shortest time frame, making a victim of addiction feel overcome by physical symptoms that are difficult to bear. Regardless of which type of drug you have been using or how long you have been using it, an addiction detox center will help you to ride out the storm that is about to overcome your body and mind.

What Contributes to the Impact of Withdrawal?

Addiction to drugs and alcohol result in actual changes to your brain and how it transmits messages through your body, affecting your moods. It creates a chemical dependency. When you are cut off from the source of your addiction, you need to retrain your brain. The source of your addiction builds up within your system and will continue to be present in your body for some time after substance abuse stops. Withdrawal is endured while the toxins are eliminated. How long withdrawal will last will depend on:

  • What you have been using
  • How long you have been turning to the source of your addiction
  • How much you have been taking
  • If you have any mental or physical health issues that contribute to your addiction
  • If your family has a history of addiction

If your drug or alcohol use has only lasted for a short amount of time, the process of withdrawal may not be as difficult. If you have been trapped in the cycle of addiction for a long period of time and have other factors that complicate your condition, withdrawal may take more time. Your stay in an addiction detox center will depend on your unique situation.

How Long Will Withdrawal Last?

An addiction detox center can assist you on finding your way to the road to recovery from substance abuse. Generally, the length of time in the detox center will be determined by how long withdrawal lasts. That time line will vary, depending on the type of drug use and any other factors that contribute to the severity of an addiction. Typical peak times for withdrawal are:

  • Peak withdrawal symptoms for alcohol addiction strike within 72 hours
  • Prescription painkiller withdrawal peaks within 48 hours
  • Cocaine withdrawal symptoms peak in the first few days
  • Benzodiazepine withdrawal symptoms peak in the first week or two once drug use stops

You will need to stay in an addiction detox center while you are enduring the worst of your withdrawal symptoms. You may only need a few days as toxins are gradually eliminated from your system. However, it could take you a few weeks. Highly trained professionals will assess your condition when you enter the detox facility and continue to monitor you closely to determine when you are ready to leave.

What’s the Next Step After Detox?

Some victims of addiction make the mistake of thinking that recovery from addiction is achieved after detox is completed. Detox is actually only the beginning. Once the source of your addition has been eliminated from your body, it’s time to begin addiction recovery treatment. Otherwise, you are likely to return to drug or alcohol use. You need to get the tools, resources, and support you need to overcome addiction.

What Treatment Options are Available for Addiction Recovery?

Addiction recovery is a personal journey. How you choose to overcome the source of your addiction is your decision. The most important thing you can do is seek professional help from medical experts who understand the process, the triggers, and what you can do to choose healthy alternatives in your life. You may choose an inpatient, residential program or an outpatient program. Your treatment program should meet your needs and be financially possible for you. Remember that the benefits of your program will far outweigh the cost. Your health insurance may bear the brunt of the costs and financing programs are available to assist you in reaching your goal.

We Can Help You to Find Freedom from Addiction

Addiction is overwhelming. Finding a way out can be even more challenging. We’re here to help you to explore your options. Contact our representatives at 877-978-3125. Counselors are here for you every day, 24 hours a day, to help you when you need it most. We know you’re tired. We know you want to put addiction behind you. We offer addiction recovery programs that can lead you to sober living. It’s time to reach out and take that first step toward a future that is bright with possibilities. Let us help you to put addiction in your past. Call us today.

Real Client Testimonials

  • Before coming to coastal I was hopeless, helpless, and my family wanted nothing to do with me. It wasn’t the first detox I’d ever been to, but it was the only one who showed me so much love and compassion. They gave me hope. It’s hard to put into words the amount of gratitude I have for this facility. The employees were my family when I had none. The staff went out of their way to make sure not only were my physical needs taken care of, but my emotional needs as well. From the first phone call prior to admission, to helping me set up continuing care, they never missed a beat. Even going as far as to help me with my legal issues via Zoom court. This isn’t just a detox, they are the family I never had. All of the techs, especially Karen, are phenomenal. They will take the time to listen to you, laugh, and cry(if needed) with you. If you are reading this and you or your loved one is suffering like I was, go to Coastal Detox. The level of care is more than I could ever put into a review. It wasn’t the first detox I’d been to, but it has been my last; I owe them everything I have today, including my life.

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    Travis B.
    12/07/2020
  • Had a really good experience at Coastal. The staff really went above and beyond in helping me get in and gave me the respect l, space and care I needed after I first got there. As I started to fell better they encouraged me to take part in groups which helped get me out of my head and bring positivity and health to my thinking. They had a great massage therapist, who came daily and it was evident the nursing staff genuinely cared. Got to know some of the staff as well and I’m grateful for the cooks Joe and Chris. Those guys literally made us sirloins and pork chops for dinner. Also I gotta thank Chris and Chris for helping me get in and setting me up with a transition plan. Real grateful for that help, I’m not sure if it’s management intention to hire guys named Chris but they got a good thing going there. Overall, I’m clean and sober today and walking it out. Coastal gave me a base that set me up for the success that I’m walking in today

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    Brandon B.
    1/16/2020
  • My family is very thankful for Coastal Detox. They have went above and beyond for my son a few times. Unfortunately he has needed their help more than once and they have ever turned their back on him, even when he was at his worst. Jeannie and Chris have been amazing and kept me informed through the entire process. They truly care about the addict and want to help them especially when it would be easy to give up on them. I had many detox facilities be rude and uncaring to me when I was searching for help for my son, but Coastal never did that to us. I don't know the names of all the team members that have helped my son but I know their are many and y'all are angels!! One day we will be able to pay it forward and help someone as you have helped us. Thank you for all you do!!

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    Brenda A.
    1/01/2020
  • Can not say enough nice things about Coastal Detox & staff. Family member was there, told me five stars for the facility & all whom she interacted with. Said the facilities, ambience..., cleanliness, grounds, food, (think their chef is five stars), were all top shelf. All I interacted with personally & on the phone were patient, professional, responsive & caring. Kudos to so many: Jeannie Jones, Clinical Director whom I spent the most face to face time with: great oversight, patience & follow thru. Raquel Barker, Therapist was so understanding & on spot with her assessments/care. Kris Garrigus Admissions Director, another Coastal professional whom I cannot say enough nice things about, always so patient & responsive to my probably too frequent inquires. Not to be forgotten is Judy Tucker, Director of Operations she too so patiently "put up with me"
    I highly recommend Coastal Detox

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    Susan C.
    11/13/2019
  • Can not say enough nice things about Coastal Detox & staff. Family member was there, told me five stars for the facility & all whom she interacted with. Said the facilities, ambience..., cleanliness, grounds, food, (think their chef is five stars), were all top shelf. All I interacted with personally & on the phone were patient, professional, responsive & caring. Kudos to so many: Jeannie Jones, Clinical Director whom I spent the most face to face time with: great oversight, patience & follow thru. Raquel Barker, Therapist was so understanding & on spot with her assessments/care. Kris Garrigus Admissions Director, another Coastal professional whom I cannot say enough nice things about, always so patient & responsive to my probably too frequent inquires. Not to be forgotten is Judy Tucker, Director of Operations she too so patiently "put up with me"
    I highly recommend Coastal Detox

    Susan C. Avatar
    Susan C.
    11/06/2019

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